Good News! Amazon Honors Gift Card Deal, Sends Additional $5

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Amazon recently had a great promotion that would get you a 25% discount on any purchase. You could buy $20 Amazon gift cards for just $15, and there was no limit as far as I know. It only lasted for a few hours, but many people were able to jump on it and buy multiple gift cards, myself included.

However, when the gift cards started shipping, we saw that they were $15 Amazon gift cards instead. I already received them in the mail. They’re nicely packaged and would make great gifts. But paying $15 for a $15 Amazon gift card is not really a deal.

Then today came a nice surprise in my email. Amazon is actually honoring the deal as it was advertised. Amazon is sending an additional $5 gift card. Here’s the text of the email:

We’re contacting you about order #XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX. We recently discovered an error that caused the following item(s) to be displayed at an incorrect price:

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To help make up for the inconvenience, we’ve applied a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card to your account. This amount will be applied to your next eligible order automatically without entering a claim code.

Conclusion

This is an unexpected proactive gesture from Amazon. I was planning to chat with customer support complain that I received a $15 gift card instead of $20. But Amazon made this much easier by just honoring the deal.

I received the email for both accounts I purchased from. So I would guess that all, or most people who purchased these gift cards, have received similar emails.

Update: It looks like it is just one $5 credit per account and not per card though. So not great unless you only ordered a few per account.

DDGhttp://dannydealguru.com
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last 6+ years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. Ha yeah I don’t know that I’d consider this “honoring the deal” – it’s a $5 courtesy credit in total not per card. Free $5 and a nice gesture from Amazon for doing nothing though, regardless of not honoring the price mistake. Can’t complain.

    • My question as well. $5 regardless as to how many were purchased? And I’ve got nothing yet from them
      I did get an email in response to an online chat about what I got vs. what it should have been. Take a look a this load of hogwash.
      “Upon checking, I could see that concerned orders were for $15.00 and this is the reason balance on those gift cards were $15.00 on each” They didn’t even address the fact that I told then the whole story of the $15 vs. $20

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